World Domination Summit: Stay Hungry


How do you live a remarkable life in a conventional world?

A question each attendee is presented with every year.

But really, this is a question we should be asking ourselves every day. Along with another reminder as to why we do the things we do: Community, Adventure, and Service.

This was my third year attending WDS (World Domination Summit), and this year they decided to mix things up a bit. For the main stage, they limited the amount of registrations from the previous two years, but included more meetups and activities which became a little more personalized with the smaller groups.


Here is my recap of the #WDS2016 speakers:

Academy – a mini-event focused on a specific topic. This year, we chose:

Stephanie Zito – Launchpad to the World: Travel Hack Your Way Around the Globe in 90 Days or Less

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With our ‘round the world travel plans, this was the perfect course for us! This academy introduced us to the art of travel hacking and taught us very valuable skills.


  1. Set a goal.
  2. Understand Partnerships.
  3. Set up (mileage) accounts (and start tracking).
  4. Use your miles.


WDS 2016 Guest Speakers:

Who: Pete Adeney – Mr. Money Mustache

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Take Away: (his)

  1. Almost everyone sucks at money.
  2. Getting rich enough to retire only takes about 10 years.
  3. Work is better when you don’t need the money.

(mine): The purpose of work is to create.

Quote: “Actual purpose of life: Happiness”

Action: Spend MUCH less than you earn!


Who: Zach Anner – If at Birth You Don’t Succeed

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Take Away: Failures and faults don’t need to be excluded from a narrative.

Actions: Laughter is the best tool to get through life.

** Follow him on his journey in Nicaragua for Wheels for Humanity.


Who: Chelsea Dinsmore – Live Your Legend

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Take Away: (hers)

  1. How you do anything is how you do everything.
  2. Curiosity cultivates creativity.
  3. Widen your world

(mine): Hunger is the HOW.

Action: Dream big, live bigger!


Who: Jonathan Fields – Good Life Project

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Take Away: (his): The 5 “Be’s”:

  1. Be intentional about how you spend your time.
  2. Be open (to possibilities and experiences).
  3. Be kind.
  4. Be you (before you can be unapologetically joyful, you have got to be unapologetically you; unless you can be a unicorn).
  5. Be still (before you can be the other “be’s”)

Quote: “We spend so much of our time being busy and reactive. It’s a symptom, not a badge of honor.”


Who: Emily McDowell – Emily McDowell Studio

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Take Away: “Innovation does not require fancy tech, an MBA, or a venture fund; it requires a solution to a problem. Innovation is learning while doing.”


Who: Michelle Poler – 100 Days Without Fear

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Take Away: The more uncomfortable we get, the greater the reward.

Action: Embrace the unknown – accept it daily.

Quote: “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will”.


Who: Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams – Center for Transformative Change

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Take Away: The way “in” is “through”.


Who: Caroline Webb – How to Have a Good Day

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Take Away: There are some things we can’t control.

Action: Stop trying to multitask.


Who: Emiliya Zhivotovskaya

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Take Away: Make your WHY bigger than your but!

Action: Move every 20 minutes.


Thank you for reading my summary, if you have any questions about WDS, please reach out to me or comment below!

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